Walkers along the Coast come together for World Suicide Prevention Day


www.wxxv25.com – Jazell Ladner – 2022-09-12 15:50:38

By walking ‘out of the darkness’ on Beach Boulevard, supporters for World Suicide Prevention Day try to put an end to tragic loss of life.

This event was much more than a way to support people with mental illness or suicidal thoughts, it also gave people a chance to remember those they lost.

Mississippi lost 410 lives to suicide in 2020. When over 500 participants showed up, the Gulf Coast sent a strong message showing no one is alone and suicide is preventable.

After the walk, a silent auction and raffle helped the event raise $45,000 for suicide prevention.


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